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Java Programming Level 1: Introduction for Non-Programmers

Learn the fundamentals of Java programming and gain a strong foundation to further your skills in this introductory course for non-programmers. Explore Java syntax, control code, data types, and object-oriented principles, as well as GUI development and database connectivity. Ideal for new developers or those looking to transition to the Java platform.

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  • 27 hours over 4 sessions
Java Programming Level 1: Introduction for Non-Programmers

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  • $1,595
  • 27 hours over 4 sessions
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this java class:

This is an introductory programming course which provides a strong foundation that would allow students to further their skills with additional education. The course begins with an introduction to Java and how it compares to other languages, followed by how to write simple applications. Java Syntax, control code, and data types will all be discussed. In addition, fundamental object-oriented principles such as class creation, inheritance, and interfaces are considered. The latter part of the course will focus on GUI (graphical user interface) development and database connectivity.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for new developers or developers who wish to transition to the Java platform

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create basic Java applications
  • Use NetBeans
  • Compile and run Java applications
  • Write and document Java Code
  • Declare and use variables
  • Author expressions
  • Use classes, objects, and call methods
  • Read and write to the console
  • Use different data types
  • Code conditional statements (if/else)
  • Code loops (while statements)
  • Handle exceptions
  • Test and debug Java applications
  • Define custom reusable classes using NetBeans
  • Create objects based on your classes
  • Consume objects based on your classes


Before attending this course, it is recommended that students:

  • Have basic computer navigation skills
  • Prior programming experience is not necessary, but it can help to put these topics in perspective

Course Outline

(Note: the course material contains much more information that can serve as a useful reference to the learner going forward. This is why the chapter and section numbers listed are not in perfect numeric order)

Section 1: Essential Skills

An introduction to Java

  • An overview of Java
  • Types of Java applications
  • An introduction to Java development
  • How to use NetBeans to work with existing projects
  • How to use NetBeans to develop new projects

How to write your first Java Application

  • Basic coding skills
  • How to work with numeric variables
  • How to work with string variables
  • How to use classes, objects, and methods
  • How to use the console for input and output
  • How to code simple control statements
  • How to test and debug an application

How to work with primitive data types

  • Basic skills for working with data
  • How to code arithmetic expressions
  • How to use Java classes to work with numbers
  • How to use the BigDecimal class

How to code control statements

  • How to code boolean expressions
  • How to code if/else and switch statements
  • How to code loops
  • How to code break and continue statements

How to code methods, handle exceptions, and validate data

  • How to code and call static methods
  • How to handle exceptions
  • How to validate data

How to test, debug, and deploy an application

  • Basic skills for testing and debugging
  • How to use NetBeans to debug an application
  • How to deploy an application

Section 2: Object-oriented programming

  • How to define and use classes
  • An introduction to classes
  • How to work with a class that defines an object
  • How to code and use static fields and methods
  • More skills for working with objects and methods

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Also available in-person in Online

Refund Policy

Cancellation / Reschedule by Student

Because we must schedule rooms, ship course materials, assign instructors and provision computer resources well in advance, it is important students alert us ASAP with any cancel/reschedule requests.

Please note the following policies:

  • If requested 16 or more calendar days before the class
    • Cancellation requests made in this timeframe are eligible for refund less 5% cancellation fee.
    • Reschedule requests made in this timeframe will be accommodated if availability exists and will be processed at no additional charge.
  • If requested 15 calendar days or less before the class
    • Cancellation or Reschedule requests made by the student 15 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% the course fee and are not entitled to a refund.


  • If you are unable to attend your class, a substitute who meets the course prerequisites may attend in your place at no additional charge for the original class title, date and location. If you cannot find a substitute, you will be subject to the class cancellation policy.

Make-up Policy

Students are permitted one (1) Make-Up opportunity to attend an instructor-led class that was paid for but not previously attended for no additional charge.

  • Make-Up class registrations are subject to availability and are not entitled to refund.
  • Students may not reschedule a Make-up class registration.
  • Any no shows or cancellations forfeit their one Make-up opportunity.

Additionally, ONLC reserves the right to retire courses due to lack of demand. Retired classes are not available for Make-Up.

In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel at the last minute, students will receive a refund less a 5% non-refundable registration fee.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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